How much sugar is in drinks?

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By Dr Craig Duval on November 9, 2015

Do you remember the delight of sucking on an old-fashioned school-fete toffee until there was nothing left but shreds of sticky paper?

Or the hours of sweet joy at picking tasty bits out of our teeth long after we indulged in a jelly baby…

We have been told of the damage that those millions of sugar-loving bacteria can do to enamel so most of us really only let ourselves indulge our sweet-tooth every now and then ….  or do we?

Did you know there are about 16 teaspoons of sugar in a 600ml bottle of regular soft drink?

Take a close look at the sugar and acid content of commonly available drinks.

The acidity of drinks is also an important factor. The combination of sugar, acid and bacteria can be catastrophic for enamel, leading to decay and eventually TOOTH PAIN!!

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Dr Craig Duval is committed to the highest standards of care for his patients through actively participating in professional development. Since 2003, Craig has attended over 200 hours of continuing education every year. Learn more

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